Elizabeth City State University: Narrative Description

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1704 Weeksville Rd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7806
Tel: (252)335-3400
Free: 800-347-3278
Admissions: (252)335-3305
Fax: (252)335-3731
Web Site: http://www.ecsu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 125-acre small town campus with easy access to Norfolk. Total enrollment: 2,470. Faculty: 216 (128 full-time, 88 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,678 applied, 77% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 2,118 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 319 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 1 other country, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 79% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 23% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at North Carolina Model Teacher Education Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1399 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9738 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1824 full-time. College room and board: $4608. College room only: $2805.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Scholarcade, Viking Feast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,624 college housing spaces available; 1,197 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. G. R. Little Library with 193,880 books, 487,832 microform titles, 1,785 serials, 488,718 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See College of the Albemarle.

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